As noted by the report, average premium pay for some 252 noncertified IT skills rose in the first quarter of 2011, the fifth straight quarterly gain. Noncertified IT skill areas that enjoyed the greatest gains included, in order of greatest gains …
Skill segments include project management and CRM.
Skill segments include network security management, SAN (storage-area networking) and Novell Netware.
4Messaging and Communications
Skill segments include unified communications and messaging.
5Web and E-Commerce
Skill segments include knowledge of IBM’s WebSphere and Microsoft’s .NET platforms.
Skill segments include knowledge of Tcl, SAS, PL/SQL and WebSphere MQ (MQSeries).
Skill segments include HP-UX (Hewlett-Packard’s Unix variant), Linux and Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
Meanwhile, pay for 231 different IT certifications declined 1.9 percent in the same period. Leading those declines: diminished certification pay in the following categories (in order of greatest loss) …
9Entry-Level and Training Certifications
They include MCP (Microsoft Certified Professional) and CTT+ (CompTIA Certified Technical Trainer).
10Networking and Communications Certifications
They include Cisco Systems’ IP Contact Center Express Specialist, or CPCC.
They include Oracle Certified Professional MySQL 5.0, Database Administrator (was Sun SCMDBA), Oracle Certified Expert MySQL 5.1 Cluster and MCDBA (Microsoft Certified Database Administrator).
12IT Security Certifications
They include CEH (EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker), SSCP (Systems Security Certified Practitioner), GREM (GIAC Reverse Engineering Malware) and GCIA (GIAC Certified Intrusion Specialist).